(FILES) Russian soldier patrol outside of Simferopol airport, on Feb. 28, 2014. Ukraine accused then Russia of staging an "armed invasion" of Crimea and appealed to the West to guarantee its territorial integrity after unidentified gunmen took control of the peninsula's main airport.
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Before Crimea, everyone “cooperated with the Russians”. And until mid-2016, no one knew what to think or do with this history of cooperation. Sanctions hardly made a dent in this “cooperation regime”.
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